Musician saxophone, flute, clarinet player, composer and arranger

Born in Brazil on March 27, 1977, started music education and piano with Eunice Katunda at the age of 3 years old. After 10 years dedicated to the study of flute, with emphasis on classical and baroque repertoire, with teachers: João Dias Carrasqueira, Helio Buck and Wilson Rezende), began to devote himself to saxophones, jazz and bossa nova with teachers : Hugo Hori, Sergio Lyra, Vinicius Dorin, David Richards and Giancarlo Maurino (Saint Louis School, Italy). He also studied clarinet with Jotagê Alves and “choro” with Milton Mori.­

Back to Brazil in 2003, performed since then with Paulinho da Viola, Zeca Pagodinho, Wilson das Neves, Jorge Aragão, Martinho da Vila, Cristina Buarque, Elton Medeiros, Ana Costa, Diogo Nogueira, Carlinhos Vergueiro and Fabiana Cozza: samba stars; Carlos Lyra, João Donato, Pery Ribeiro, Helcio Milito, founder of the Tamba Trio: stars of Bossa Nova; Filo Machado, Fátima Guedes, Eduardo Gudin, Marilia Medalha, Celia Vaz, Paulo César Pinheiro, Wanderléa, Fafa Belém, Cauby Peixoto and Wagner Tiso: stars of MPB; Renato Braz, Vanessa da Matta, Mariana Aydar, Sky, Zé Renato, Mariana Belém, Cris Aflalo, Ruby, Otto, Silvia Machete, Toni Garrido, Badauí: stars of the nowadays Mpb; Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, Carlinhos Brown and Mariene de Castro: stars of the music from Bahia. Banda Gloria, Itiberê Orchestra Familia, Villa Lobos Injazz and many other artists and ensembles.

Has appeared in several locations in Brazil, with great musicians such as Tiago Costa, Fabio Torres, Thomas Improta, Marcos Ariel, Alfredo Cardim, Rudi Germano, Silvia Goes; Tomati, Alexandre Carvalho, Jarbas Barbosa, Fernando Correia, Djalma Lima, Joseval Paes, Humberto Mirabelli, Marcinho Eiras, Rudy Arnaut; Gabriel Grossi, Arthur Dutra; Vinicius Dorin, Wilson Teixeira, Mauro Senise, Dirceu Leite, Carlos Malta, Teco Cardoso, Zé Nogueira; Cuca Teixeira, Tutti Moreno, João Parahyba, Bobby Wyath, Edu Ribeiro, Sergio Machado, Alex Buck, Zaza Desiderio, Ajurinã Zwarg, Pepa D'Elia, Celso Almeida; Renato Loyola, Paul Paulelli, Evaldo Guedes, Itamar Colasso, Zerró Santos, Thiago Espirito Santo, Rômulo Gomes, Rômulo Duarte, Itiberê Zwarg, Jimmy Santacruz, Zeli Silva; Zé Barbeiro, Louizinho 7 cordas, Alessandro Penezzi, Jorge Simas, Mario Eugenio, Marco Bertaglia; Milton Mori, Marcio Almeida Hulk, Junior Cavaco; Bombarda, Bebê Kramer; Marco Esguleba, Belôba, Pirulito, Marcelo Gallani, Roberta Valente and others.

Recorded five albums: "Whisky com Guarana," 2002, playing classic Bossa Nova; "Dado", 2002 1st originals CD; "Caipiroska", 2004, a reinterpretation of great “choros”; "Minha Cidade", 2011, a new selection of compositions; and "Zanzando" 2014, with the last harvest of compositions.

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